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Pay employee taxes on bonus

How does an employer pay employee taxes on a bonus using Intuit payroll? There used to be a check box option to set it up but it doesn't exist anymore.

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Pay employee taxes on bonus

Hello there, @HCA1.


If you're using the Intuit Online Payroll subscription, you need to create a separate bonus paycheck to see the options for tax settings. Let me show you how:

  1. Select the Payday tab. 
  2. From the Check Type drop-down, select Bonus Checks
  3. Click Go.
  4. Select the applicable settings for the bonus paycheck.
  5. Pick the employee, then enter the amount in the Bonus field. 
  6. Click Create and Approve Paychecks button.

To check which option to select in the Settings section, the following article contains the requirements when to select Supplemental tax, Net-to-gross calculation, or Include retirement account deductions, contributions, and garnishmentPay an employee bonus. The steps and information outlined in this article are for both Intuit Online and QuickBooks Online Payroll subscriptions.  


However, if you're using the Desktop version, you have three options to pay bonuses to employees. The taxability of the bonus paychecks depends on the method you've chosen.


For more details about how to apply the employee taxes, as well as links on how to pay a bonus, I recommend checking this article: Create Bonus Paychecks In QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.


I'm just a post away if you should have any other questions. Have a great weekend. 

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